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pressuring ukraine to investigate his rival, joe biden. >> the senate is on trial. we will see whether they conduct a fair trial and allow the wittenses or conduct a coverup. >> reporter: democrats insist tonight, several breaking there's more to uncover. stories as we come on the air. and they're sending the senate the historic moment on capitol new evidence, handed over by lev hill late today. house speaker nancy pelosi parnas, an associate of the signing the articles of impeachment. the articles then hand-delivered president's personal lawyer, to the senate. rudy giuliani. among the documents, a note tonight, president trump, just the third president in american history to face an impeachment parnas wrote himself -- trial in the senate. "get ukrainian president the president, meanwhile zelensky to announce that the tonight, at the white house, biden case will be investigated." giuliani and parnas saw the focused on his victory today with china. former american ambassador to the ukraine, marie yovanovitch, what does it mean for american workers, american farmers? the other news tonight, the as an obstacle. and text messages provided by parnas suggest she may have been horrific accident. the van carrying a team, a under physical surveillance. in the texts, robert hyde, a trump supporter and college sophomore killed just one day after celebrating her congressional candidate, claims 20th birthday. new reporting tonight on the delta passenger jet that dumped fuel over several playgrounds, to have contact with a private as it prepared for that emergency landing. security team monitoring the did they tell controllers they ambassador. weren't going to dump term "she's talked to three people," hyde told parnas. "her phone is off. computer is off. she's next to the embassy.
they'll let me know when she's across the country tonight. on the move." heavy snow, ice and rain heading and then these ominous words -- "they are willing to help if we/you would like a price. all the way into the northeast. guess you can do anything in the ukraine with money." strong winds, then ice hyde would not comment to abc news. from philadelphia to new york, yovanovitch was eventually up to boston. fired. rob has the new track. she later learned president tonight, the 14-year-old girl who said no one would trump told the ukrainian president she was "going to go listen to her about alleged through some things." physical and verbal abuse. she set up a hidden camera, and what authorities saw it now >> i was very concerned. >> did you feel threatened? revealed. and tonight, the arrest. the state of emergency declared tonight by virginia's >> reporter: parnas also gave congress a letter giuliani sent governor, temporarily banning all weapons, all guns in the to the president of ukraine. state capitol. as the wildfires rage in giuliani requesting a meeting in australia, the alarming news tonight about climate change across the globe. his "capacity as personal the new and dire numbers just in counsel to president trump and with his knowledge and consent." from noaa and nasa scientists. >> that letter makes clear that giuliani, in his own words, is acting at the behest and with the knowledge and consent of the and the very close call president. today. two women walking and the >> reporter: but one top building that came down right republican senator is unimpressed. behind them. >> there's nothing much there that hasn't already been good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a acknowledged by either the president or mr. giuliani. wednesday night. and history was just made a short time ago in our nation's >> so, let's get right to mary
capital. the impeachment of a president bruce, she's live up on the hill tonight. and mary, tomorrow, all 100 advancing to the senate for only the third time in history. senators will be sworn in to act the president will now face a as jurors in the trial of senate trim. just before we came on the air, president trump? >> reporter: and david, the chief justice, john roberts, house speaker nancy pelosi taking the will administer that oath. he will be presidentire senate . now, today, the president's team e use the seower, the ond hfi said they think it is, quote, extraordinarily unlikely, that is been sn21 the trial lasts more than two weeks. david, we'll see. >> mary bruce. it could be a long two weeks thwalk. they will present the case for ahead. thank you for that. as i mentioned at the top senators to judge. tonight, the president fully meantime, at the white house tonight, the president aware of aware what was playing out over this history made, but also on the hill, but he was moving trying to focus on his victory forward. a victory of his own at the white house. today. a signing ceremony today for the a split screen at the white first phase of a trade deal with house, where he signed a preliminary trade deal with china. so, what's next? china. the dow closing above 29,000 for how quickly does this move? the first time, but the will be there witnesses? president did make reference to and with republicans in control what was happening on the hill. of the senate, is the outcome and here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl now. all but certain? mary bruce leads off from the >> reporter: president trump gathered his top supporters to hill tonight. announce an agreement he says >> reporter: tonight, an historic handoff. keeps one of his most important house speaker nancy pelosi signing the two articles of campaign promises. but first mentioned the drama on capitol hill. impeachment against president trump. then, a solemn march across the capitol. the articles hand-delivered to >> some of the congressmen may have a vote and it's on the
the senate. impeachment hoax. >> reporter: then, with great fanfare, he signed a partial >> make it very clear that this trade deal with china. president will be held >> together, we are righting the accountable. that no one is above the law. wrongs of the past and ve auturc >> reporter: the speaker today announcing the team of lawmakers that will prosecute the case justice and security for against the president. seven members of congress, led american workers, farmers and by chairman adam schiff. obstruy families. >> reporter: china has now promised to spend at least $200 billion more buying american products over the next two years. including $77 billion on airplanes, cars and other heavy machinery. $53 billion on oil and coal. and some $40 billion on agricultural goods. china also says it will take steps to protect intellectual property, by cracking down on fake american products counterfeited in chinese factories. >> all right, so, let's get right to jon karl, he's live at the white house tonight. and jon, this is just the first phase of a china trade deal. clea lifting his made itre steep tariffs against chinese goods. >> reporter: david, some of the tariffs will be reduced, and tariffs the president had
threatened back in december will not go into effect. but overwhelmingly most of the tariffs will remain in place, subject to negotiations that likely will not begin until after the presidential election. >> jon karl live at the white house tonight. jon, thuf. and next, to the other news this wednesday night, the horrific and deadly van crash in florida tonight involving a college women's rowing team. several student athletes and their coach hospitalized tonight. and one student did not survive. a sophomore who had just set a world record. and just yesterday, she celebrated her 20th birthday. here's abc's victor oquendo. >> reporter: the scene is devastating. >> we have several victims stuck inside a van. they may need to be extricated from the van. anspti the college of the van tr holyinte wh it violently crashed with isg sophomore grace rett and injuring 12. the team, split in two vans, on their way to a training session this morning in vero beach, florida. 20-year-old rett was a rising
star in the rowing community. last month, setting a world record for indoor rowing. a grueling 62 hours nonstop. >> my teammates were stopping by, facetiming. texts coming in on my fitbit every two minute us. that was the coolest part for sure. >> reporter: she had just celebrated her birthday tuesday. >> grace was a light to all who knew her. she was incredibly passionate and hard-working. >> reporter: the school said six other students and a coach were hospitalized with different injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. david? >> victor, thank you. and we're going to move on now to that new reporting tonight on the delta flight dumping fuel as it prepared for an emergency landing in los angeles. dumping that fuel and in its paut, several schools. students and staff members see they could see, smell the fuel. more than 50 were treated at multiple scenes. tonight, this question -- did the pilots tell controllers they weren't going to dump the fuel and then they dumped it anyway?
abc's david kerley covers aviation. >> reporter: the faa tonight is investigating this delta 777 dumping fuel. complaininofymptoms.ed and declaring an emergency after in the pilots said they did need to dump fuel. >> do you need to hold and burn fuel? >> we're going to come back to l.a.x. we're not critical. >> reporter: as the jet circled back, the pilots were asked a second time. >> okay, so you don't need to hold or dump fuel or anything like that? >> negative, we'll be requesting runway 2-5 right. >> reporter: but the jet started dumping fuel as low as 2,300 feet, far below the recommended 5,000 feet. >> at some point, the crew changed their minds, even after telling atc they didn't need to dump fuel. they changed their mind for the safety of the passengers and t airpla. they h >> dta >> we to give these pilots the benefit of the doubt. they did what they had to do and
that is getting those passengers safely home. >> reporter: delta tells us tonight they are looking into the procedures that were followed in the cockpit during that emergency landing. david? >> david kerley on this for us tonight. david, thank you. we are watching what could be a travel nightmare for millions in the coming days. the major storm moving across the country from the west all the way into the northeast. heavy snow, ice and rain and wind will be a very big concern. so, let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all for us. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. winds going to be bringing in that cold air. wind advisories up from boston all the way down to roanoke. could gust to 50 miles an hour tomorrow. friday morning, wind chills will feel like 3 in boston and buffalo. here's the storm in the northwest. it's impressive. wind and winter advisories and warnings posted. could see two to three feet of snow in the sierras and the rockies. minneapolis, chicago, you're into snow friday night. then detroit and pittsburgh saturday morning. then new york saturday night. does turn to rain in the big
cities, but a huge swath of difficult travel. david? >> thank you, rob. in the meantime, we turn now to a 14-year-old florida girl who says she tried to report abuse for years but that no one would listen. so, she set up a hidden camera and what it captured. tonight, the arrest, and abc's gio benitez with the images. and we warn you, this is difficult. >> reporter: the video you're looking at was recorded on hidden surveillance cameras installed by a brave 14-year-old girl. >> understand what you're talking about. >> reporter: she told police people did not believe her claims that this man, 47-year-old damon becnel, was physically and verbally abusing her. >> stop, stop! >> reporter: the girl's mother asking us to hide the teen's face. the okaloosa county sheriff's office in florida looking at this video from late december. just watch. the man threatens the dog. >> i'm not putting up with you. >> reporter: the girl begging him to stop. >> stop! >> reporter: police say the video also shows the man head-butting the girl.
>> i know more than you do. >> reporter: tonight, damon bece argeof felonchabe d david, the girl is now with a state-assigned guardian. we tried reaching out to becnel, but haven't heard back. he'll face a judge next month. david? >> gio, thank you. and now to the race for 2020 last night. if you watched the debate last night until the very end, you noticed elizabeth warren refusing to shake bernie sanders' hand, after the exchange during the debate over whether a woman could win in 2020. abc's linsey davis is just back from iowa. >> reporter: they call each other friends, but when bernie sanders extended his hand to elizabeth warren on the iowa debate stage, she refused to shake it. the two then appearing to exchange tense words. a rift between the two progressives appeared after warren claimed that in a private 2018 conversation, sanders told her that a woman can't win the white house. >> well, as a matter of fact, i didn't say it. hillary clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes.
how could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the united states? >> reporter: warren not backing down. >> i think the best way to talk about who can win is by looking at people's winning record. so, can a woman beat donald trump? look at the men on this stage. collectively, they have lost ten elections. the only people on this stage who have won every single election that they've been in are the women. amy and me. >> so true. so true. >> reporter: many of us saw that tension right after the debate. sanders' campaign manager said that warren came to raise a concern and he said, let's talk about that later. tom steyer, of course, ended up in the middle of that exchange. he says he was trying to get out of the way as fast as possible, david. >> probably smart. linsey, thank you. to other news tonight, and climate change, of course, was a major issue in last night's debate. tonight here, the alarming new numberream longman.
>> reporter: those extreme and deadly wildfires continue to ravage australia. and tonight, the alarming numbers. according to a new report, the last decade was the earth's warmest on record. 2019 the second hottest year ever. global land temperatures increasing. scientists say the bush fires part of the dramatic fallout from climate change. and rising over australia tonight, a phenomenon known as "fire clouds" sporting dangerous weather conditions that fueling the flames. and the battle with the elements goes to the ends of the earth. heat levels in the ocean the highest ever recorded. melting sea ice at a distressing rate. one study finding the amount of heat being released by climate change equals five hiroshima explosions per second. we've made it. we've landed on antarctica. i you a devastating reality first-hand. and climate researchers telling me time is of the essence. >> i'm hopeful we can fight climate change, both here and at
home. >> reporter: and nasa says human activities are leading to record amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which warms the planet. and if those emissions don't drop, we can expect much more extreme and unpredictable climate. david? >> james longman on climate change tonight. james, thank you. and back here at home, the state of emergency in virginia tonight, after militia threats over gun reform. governor ralph northam temporarily banning all weapons in richmond's capital square. north am citing new intelligence ibd kates that there may be out lious plans for the >still cl behind 24e78. baseball's cheating scandal growing tonight. the red sox firing. and we'll have that. and bracing for another volcano eruption tonight. bob woodruff is on the scene for us. several quakes al
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>> i think it's first time. >> reporter: this eruption is the taal volcano's first in more than 40 years. >> and bob woodruff reporting in from the philippines tonight. and bob, we understand the government is urging people in that high risk area to get out. the experts saying all the warning signs are there? >> reporter: they are, david. 500 earthquakes have been detected out here. we walk out in the road, you can see more cracks, which they say means there's more pressure building underneath to push the magma up to the surface. and we just pulled up here a few minutes ago, we saw more ash is coming out of the volcano. we're going to stay out of the dangerous spots and stay here where it's safer. >> yes, stay safe. appreciate it, bob. and when we come back here, the scare today. the building that came down. people walking on the street and the very close call, you'll see it. and the baseball scandal widening. now the red sox firing. ivor. after my heart attack, my doctor prescribed brilinta. it's for people who have been hospitalized for a heart attack.
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